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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:47:27 AM »
Thank you very much.. A good starting point.  I appreciate your efforts!

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:04:00 PM »
Thank you very much!  Have a pleasant evening

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:10:11 PM »
Is newegg reliable?  I saw some reviews that they had poor customer service.  ??   Looking to spend  hopefully $700 each.  More if it will be a reliable long lasting  easy to use  etc etc model.    23 inch monitor preferred.
 Again  at this point anything will be an upgrade, but we want to  have a system that will stay in the flow and not be obsolete in a few years.   If that makes sense? Smiles

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:00:51 PM »
We are looking for a tower.   Actually upgrade our monitor as well.
 Hubby needs to use Autosketch 10, which we are learning is not easily compatible with windows 8.     
I want to do graphic work, cards, photos, writings and some accounting stuff.  I store a lot of photos, and documents. Would liike to do a print workshop or such for labels and tags etc.
  Yep, sorry, my blonde roots are showing...128 hard drive.  Is that an antique now? <S>
 No costco here, Best Buys, Staples 
Thank you!

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:49:05 PM »
Ahh Thank you... This helps!  At this point I think anything would be an upgrade, even if its not  a recent model. I believe we still have 128 ram? 
Thank you very much!
Cheers!

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:47:18 PM »
HI
I have to giggle..if you mean build my own by knowing where to plug in the tower, monitor and keyboard  well then   Sure  (  :cheesy:)

No sadly, apart from maybe downloading some software I don't know how to build them.   But thank you so much for   your thoughts
 Smiles
   

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Everything Else / Re: New Computer Recommendation? DEll??
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:16:26 AM »
Am seeing Dell Inspiron with Intel Core i3-3240     8 gb cache

   Decent ?
 Also seeing names I am not familiar with, Lenovox?   

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Everything Else / New Computer Recommendation?
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:16:13 AM »
Current computer  Dell Dimension 8300   Desktop

   Any hints or recommendations as to merits of a newer model/computer?
I do some graphic work,  cards, etc.  Play  games  through Pogo Big Fish. Also photography and writing projects  and  also some accounting stuff.   Mostly  use for social connections and groups and research.  Might do more if the computer could do more.

 Hubby has same computer..he does more with autosketch and  design work.......also Facebook and photo sharing
 
what should we be looking for as far as speed and capabilities?

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Thank you!
Ended up being a call to the cable company, Charter..and their re boot and re sync the system.  The new router stopped talking to our system and wifi and lAn and etc.
Thanks for your help
 

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Ps Even when on a site the green arrow  on top of the screen keeps scrolling..........

 I found some info ..I can google a bit...about DNS.  I pinged aol.com    it did not go through
I pinged facebook.com  it went through as did pogo.com

  I went to network connections to obtain  DNS server automatically.   ran a "repair' there...
There are three DNS servers that come up...not sure what those mean but I have the numbers.

   I do like puzzles but this is not my forte. Is AOL corrupt? is the system down? is it Charter IP?  The router they installed has no reset button.  Could it be router?  Should I just throw this computer out the back door and get a new set of problems?  I am not finding help from another well known site...am hoping to get some guidance here  please thank you may !?
 Cheers

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Windows XP
 Firefox 26
Dell Dimension 8300 (yep, old)
user..yep old
Charter  IP
modem, wireless

 A few weeks ago this same problem occurred  then got better. Not sure if I fixed it or what happened.  Problem is back and worse.
 Firefox will load, AOL, my homepage, will not load..or only eventually loads  text, no graphics.
 Facebook will not load
Cannot connect to AOL mail
 Weather sites, etc. No Load
 Pogo.com  loads a bit but not fully. This site fine
Control F5..no results
 cleared cache, cleaned up everything I know to clean, ran antimalware , ran tweaking repair, chkdsk,  updated all.   
 reboot, swore, threatened...no luck
 Hubby  has same computer, runs firefox,  uses charter for mail.  He can access some sites but not facebook, and weather etc.
 Charter installed new modem a week ago. System was fast and fine... but now this
 No reset button on modem
 My samsung galaxy 2  will access AOL mail  most of the time...some new mail does not load  and part of facebook but no graphics. 
I did have an unmountable bootvolume  issue that I fixed...no more problems with that.
 It is time for new computers but  I want to get this figured out..can't access any sites to comparison shop !
Any ideas???  I am not savvy in terminology  so please talk down to me.
Many thanks

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